Bob McWhinnie Day this Sunday

Roll down to the skate park and celebrate with the community

Bob McWhinnie Day celebrates community.

It is a tradition at the Kimberley Skate Park each April as the community gathers to celebrate the memory of Bob McWhinnie, former city councillor and passionate supporter of recreation for Kimberley’s kids.

Bob McWhinnie pushed hard for the skate park during his time as a councillor and worked tirelessly to see construction through to its conclusion.

Since the community lost Bob, residents gather every April at the park to keep his memory alive. This year’s Bob McWhinnie Day is set for this Sunday, April 24 and as always, one and all are invited to the skate park. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will showcase local skaters and bikers.

“Come down with whatever you can roll on,” said organizer Alex Buterman. “There will be an open jam, prizes and we’re going to have skills park dirt jump demo.”

The dirt jumps have been redone with runs for kids up to experts, with funds that came from previous McWhinnie Days.

“People don’t know it’s there, and there’s also the pump track,” Buterman said. “So some local bike studs are going to throw it down and showcase osme of the work done.”

Plans are still afoot for a covered stage area for the main bike park, to be built with McWhinnie Day funds.

“We will focus more on the skate park now that the dirt jumps are done,” he said.

As always, McWhinnie Days features live local music, prizes and a bake sale. If you would like to donate items to the bake sale, please bring them along.

It is also recommended that you show up to ride with appropriate safety equipment.

“Come roll in,” Buterman said. “It’s not a contest, just a jam, just fun.”

 

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